Center for Emergency Preparedness

CSU / OFCA Online Continuing Education Program


Demo | Available Classes & CEUs | Requirements | Certification Continuing Education Renewal Requirements: EMS / Firefighter

The Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation, the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association, and ResQed EMS Con-Ed Online Training Program (ResQed) have collaborated with Cleveland State University’s Center for Emergency Preparedness (CSU / CEP) to develop and deliver an online web-based continuing education program for Ohio’s emergency service providers.  The collaborative is known as CSUtest.com: Online Professional Development (CSUtest).

Fire CE’s
Fire service continuing education (CE) is accepted towards recertification when the CE is:
1) Related to the fire service.
2) Approved by the applicant’s fire chief or program director of a Charter Program.
3) In compliance with Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4765-20-13.

EMS continuing education is accepted by the Emergency Medical Fire, and Transportation Services Board (Board) towards recertification when the CE is:
1) Related to patient care or EMS operations.
2) Provided by an agency or organization approved by the Board.
3) Developed under the direction of the medical director.
4) Issues a certificate of completion.
5) In compliance with OAC rules 4765-7-09, 4765-7-11 and 4765-19-01.

The Board has issued ResQed Certificate of Approval #2462 to provide CE courses that would be accepted toward Ohio EMS recertification.  As ResQed is the only CSUtest partner approved by the Board, ResQed will issue EMS courses completed through CSUtest in compliance with OAC rules 4765-7-09, 4765-7-11 and 4765-19-01.

On any computer, tablet or smart telephone, log in at www.csutest.com.  At the end of each course, students will take a quiz and fill out an evaluation form.  Successful completion will enable students to download and print certificates.

For only $20.00 per person, you will gain a one-year subscription with unlimited credits for Firefighter, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire / EMS Instructor, Emergency Medical Service (Basic EMT and Paramedic), Hazardous Materials, Occupational Safety & Health, and other specialized Fire / EMS related courses.  Please take a few moments to review the attached material, watch the demo video, and register for your recertification credits. 

In addition, the Ohio Board of Building Standards has approved numerous Fire Safety Inspector classes for Fire Protection Inspector recertification.  Please feel free to contact CSU / CEP at 216-687-5497 should you have any questions.